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Scaling Green’s 10 Leading Clean Energy Stories of 2016

No question, 2016 was an extremely eventful year for clean technology. At Scaling Green and Tigercomm, we’re very interested in what 2017 brings. Before we get to 2017, though, here are 10 clean energy stories that industry analysts, ourselves included, consider to be among the most significant in 2016.

Topics: Clean Economy

Lazard's Brand-New 2016 Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis Shows Continued Declines in Solar, Wind Power Costs

For years, Lazard -- one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms -- has been producing reports detailing the "Levelized Cost of Energy" (LCOE) for different power generation technologies. These reports have been invaluable in helping chart the decline in the cost of clean energy over the years. For instance, check out Lazard's report from 2009, which shows solar PV costing between $131 and $196 per megawatthour (MWh) and wind power between $57 and $113 per MWh. Today's report, in stark contrast, shows the following:

Topics: Clean Economy

New Report: Switch to a Clean Energy Economy "irrevocably underway"

A brand-new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has good news for anyone concerned that the transition from dirty to clean energy might be derailed in coming years. Instead, according to NRDC (bolding added for emphasis):

Topics: Clean Economy